The law on rent limitation in the housing sector in Berlin - MietenWoGBln - better known as "rent cap" will come into force on February, 23rd, 2020. Until then there are no obligations for landlords, but after publication, Berlin landlords must react very quickly. We summarize the most urgent questions here.
On January 30, the "Law on the revision of legal regulations on rent caps", or "rent cap" for short, was approved by the Berlin House of Representatives. After publication in the official government gazette at the beginning of February, the law will come into force. The most important paragraphs, hidden pitfalls, risk of fines. A detailed discussion of the rent cap, here.
If you want to live in Berlin, you need an apartment. Unfortunately, patience, luck and a job are no longer enough to find a place to live in Berlin. Surprising: almost 126,000 apartments in Berlin seem to be vacant.
The rent cap has been approved by the Senate. By law, the rents for about 1.5 million apartments built before 2014 are to be frozen for five years. Also affected are new rentals for which the rent index for 2019 is no longer used, but the new upper limits from the Senate table. All information here.